Ferncast Mini Audio Codec Server Won RedTech Best in Show Award at IBC 2022


Ferncast, developer of innovative audio transmission software solutions for professional live audio applications is thrilled to announce that the Mini, part of its new product class, the Audio Codec Servers won the RedTech Best in Show Award at the IBC Convention 2022 in Amsterdam.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, the RedTech Awards are designed to highlight significant technological innovation within the radio and digital audio space. Nominees were evaluated based on market relevance, design, business and operational benefits, innovation, technical excellence, and cost-effectiveness.

Ferncast has launched in June 2022 the Mini Audio Codec Server powered by aixtream software which has power for multiple audio use cases and is intended for 7 fields of application: OTT online streaming, SIP communication, Studio Transmitter Links, Audio on Demand, DVB multiplexing, Loudness control and Transcoding. The Mini is small enough to be easily transported and installed anywhere, but still allows up to 10 mono, stereo or multichannel programs.

The Mini is part of the new product class developed by Ferncast: The Audio Codec Servers (ACS), powered by aixtream COMPACT software. They combine the flexibility and full scalability of server installation with the convenience of traditional hardware boxes. This offers customers, from small studios to public broadcasters, a never-before-seen level of customizability for their audio transmission and recording.

‘The RedTech Best in Show Award is a great reward for the efforts we put into the Mini and aixtream COMPACT in terms of development and marketing.’ said Detlef Wiese, Ferncast CEO and founder. ‘The Mini, as the smallest product of our Audio Codec Server family demonstrates the power of scalability of aixtream software running on small machines and going up to huge installations with hundreds of channels, so called pipes. The Mini can already cover up to 10 pipes and therefore is a great starting point for lower budget applications.’

Key features of the Mini include:

  • Power for multiple audio applications

  • Application can be expanded after initial purchase with expansion packages.

  • AES67 input + other inputs via USB (analog, AES/EBU, MADI, Dante)

  • Compact form factor for easy logistics and great portability

  • Quick access via Wifi to user interface with QR code scan

  • The modern and intuitive aixtream user interface

You can visit their website to learn more about the Mini Audio Codec Server here

About Ferncast GmbH: Ferncast is a company for software-based audio streaming, broadcasting and recording solutions which combines expertise and experience in audio transmission and audio streaming technologies for radio and broadcasting industries. They develop innovative software solutions for any live audio applications with an eye towards installable software solutions and cloud-based services on servers and other platforms. They are dedicating their research and development resources to continuously develop and improve aixtream – a software solution for various real-time audio applications.

Virginie Danker


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Written by Virginie Danker

Virginie studied at the EDHEC Business School in France and received her degree as Master-Marketing She has a lot of experience in the telecommunication industry and has lived in places all over the world, including Paris, Helsinki, Buenos Aires and Amsterdam before joining the Ferncast team in Germany as Marketing Manager. She is responsible for all marketing activities and planning, as well as being our PR contact at Ferncast.

September 23, 2022

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